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Oscars 2013: Backstage at the Academy Awards

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones performed “All That Jazz” from the movie “Chicago.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Seth MacFarlane
Host Seth MacFarlane waits backstage. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane brushes up backstage at the Oscars. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the film “Dreamgirls,” which earned her an Oscar in 2006. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Helen Bonham Carter and John Travolta
Helen Bonham Carter and John Travolta backstage at the 2013 Academy Awards in Hollywood. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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Performers wait for their big moment. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum dance to “The Way You Look Tonight.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron
Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron perform as part of the opening sequence. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Channing Tatum and Jennifer Aniston
Channing Tatum and Jennifer Aniston backstage. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Halle Berry
Halle Berry introduced the salute to the James Bond film franchise. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Claudio Miranda
Claudio Miranda of “Life of Pi” exits after winning for cinematography. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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Oscar statuettes get the white-glove treatment. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz wins supporting actor for “Django Unchained.” It’s his second supporting actor Oscar. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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Oscar statuettes await their presentation. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. was among “The Avengers” actors who presented two awards. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Anne Hathaway
Supporting actress winner Anne Hathaway backstage. “It came true,” she stage whispered as she picked up her trophy.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Anne Hathway
Anne Hathway accepts the Oscar for supporting actress for her performance in “Les Miserables.” The 30-year-old had been the odds-on favorite to win.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Nicole Kidman
Oscar presenter Nicole Kidman. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand performing at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York in 2012. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino won for best original screenplay, for “Django Unchained.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Paul Epworth and Adele
Paul Epworth and Adele celebrate winning the best original song Oscar for “Skyfall.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Ang Lee
Ang Lee accepts the best director Oscar for “Life of Pi.” ¿Thank you, movie god,¿ he said. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Ang Lee
Oscar winner Ang Lee, whose “Life of Pi” was nominated for 11 awards and won four. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence trips on the stairs on her way to accept the Oscar for lead actress. To the audience, which rose to its feet in support, she said, “You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that¿s embarrassing.”  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence accepts the lead actress Oscar for her performance as an emotionally unstable widow in “Silver Linings Playbook.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence backstage with her Oscar statuette. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the lead actor Oscar for his performance as the title character in “Lincoln.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis
Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis embrace backstage after Day-Lewis accepted the lead actor Oscar for his performance in “Lincoln.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
‘Argo’ producers
“Argo” producers George Clooney, left, Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck backstage after the film won the Oscar for best picture. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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